Father buckling baby daughter into ruby coloured car seat

Hawkesbury City Council is offering subsidised child car restraint checks for local residents. Residents who book an appointment on 1 August 2017 between 3:30pm–4:30pm at McGraths Hill will receive a children’s road safety story book, a one-on-one child restraint fitting demonstration from the RMS authorised fitter and a complimentary gated buckle if required. 

According to the NSW Centre for Road Safety, two in three child restraint car seats are not fitted properly. An inspection by a Roads & Maritime Services (RMS) Authorised Restraint Fitter can help ensure restraints are properly fitted.

The RMS has recently awarded Hawkesbury City Council a $4000 grant towards the 2017/18 Child Car Seat Checks program. This allows Council to provide a subsidy of $50 per child restraint which is checked for Hawkesbury families, with a limit of two checks per family. Most restraints can be completely serviced for this amount, however there may be a nominal charge for extras such as extension straps or hardware.

The appointed RMS authorised fitter is an automotive centre which has been operating out of McGraths Hill for the last 21 years. It has been voted annually since 2012 as a finalist for the Hawkesbury Local Business Awards, winning several of these and other industry awards.

To receive a $50 Hawkesbury City Council subsidy with this fitter, book now while the grant is available.

Book a child car restraint check: 4577 2820.

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Contact Hawkesbury Council’s Community Safety Officer for more information about car seat safety: 4560 4498.

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